Planetary Alignment

June 25, 2005

Venus, Mercury and Saturn are adjacent to each other in the evening sky this weekend, so we went to Burnaby Mountain Park for an unobstructed view. While we waited for it to get dark enough to see the planets, we joined all the other sunset watchers and took a couple of pictures.

Panoramic Sunset

Stanley Park?

Once the sun was down, the mosquitoes came out and many of the sunset watchers went home to be replaced by the party crowd. We stayed long enough to see all 3 planets with binoculars, but not long enough to try and see them with the naked eye since the clouds were probably going to prevent that.

You may have to use your imagination to see Saturn in this picture.

Planetary Alignment